Sony Electronics Releases Updated Virtual Webcam Driver for Transmission Support

Webp.net resizeimage 15Sony Electronics released Version 3.0 for the BRC-X400, SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 cameras, which will support the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol. This brings high-quality video transmission with low latency in a wide range of applications and uses including remote production, seminars, live events, education and faith.

The SRT Alliance, which Sony joined in January 2021, offers an open-source protocol that combines encryption, packet loss recovery and jitter prevention technologies to preserve video stream quality and integrity. SRT harnesses the latest developments in real-time IP communications, enhancing conventional network error recovery methods to deliver extremely stable, low-latency media streams. Additionally, the update supports Sony’s unique Adaptive Rate Control function, designed to provide a more stable connection. It is optimized for the network environment and available bandwidth by controlling bitrate based on fluctuation of bandwidth.

This update also supports RTMP/RTMPS (Real Time Messaging) Protocol. The cameras will directly stream live videos to social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook through a simple and quick connection.

This update is available now and can be downloaded via these links:

Sony also recently launched the new “Virtual Webcam Driver for Remote Camera” application, which turns remote cameras into web conference and lecture tools that achieve professional image quality.

Compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, the application can be installed onto any PC and paired with select Sony’s remote cameras (BRC-X400, SRG-X400, SRG-X120, SRG-XP1, SRG-XB25) and Edge Analytics Appliance (REA-C1000). The seamless setup does not require additional devices and allows users to connect up to five cameras with one PC. The setup is extremely useful for capturing lectures, seminars and conferences as well as provides users with the freedom to choose their preferred virtual meeting applications.